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Calgary, AB (May 8, 2015) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association will kick off its Alberta schedule this weekend with the Nike Golf Junior Series at River Spirt Golf Club in Calgary. Juniors from around the province will compete for exemptions into several national events including the Nike Golf Junior Championship to be conducted later in the summer in Ontario.Juniors will face a tough test as they will play the Cattails and Spirit nines at River Spirit which is considered among the most popular layouts in the province.

Set on the Elbow River and Millburn Creek the courses provide a breathtaking backdrop to many of River Spirit’s signature holes. And while the slope and course ratings tell a story that the course will not be conquered easily, the course is eminently fair.

On a gently rolling canvas dotted with thick stands of Willow trees, and handsome pockets of grassy wetlands, architect Russ Olson has painted a glorious picture on the Cattails course. Strategic bunkering and classic shot making options further define the scene with the picturesque Rocky Mountains providing a breathtaking backdrop.

The snowcapped Rocky Mountains can be viewed on six of the nine holes on this course on the Spirit nine. Trees that have been planted, act as a frame or backdrop to the golf holes and not as a strategic element. The Spirit nine was named for the sacred ancient burial grounds located within the property, adding to the mystique and character of this popular nine.

The weather forecast is looking favourable for the junior golfers with temperatures ranging between 15 to 18 degrees.

The strong fields of juniors are sure to provide excitement on Saturday. Some player’s to keep an eye on are:

Boys 14 & under
Kai Iguchi Banff, AB
Elias Theodossopoulos, Calgary, AB

Boys 15-19
Alexander Smith, Calgary, AB


Schedule of Events:

Saturday May 9
12:30pm – Tournament Registration
2:00pm – First round of competition

Sunday May 10
2:00pm – Second round of competition
8:30pm – Awards Ceremony

Tournament Information: Nike Golf Junior Series at Riverspirit




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About Canadian Junior Golf Association

CJGA-logo-Transparent-with-white-player-2aThe Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For Additional Information:
John Lawrence
Managing Director, Tour Operations
Canadian Junior Golf Association